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Teenage Beauty School

We all remember our first forays into beauty. The teenage experimentation years are a rite of passage that most women go through, inevitably making mistakes along the way. This trial and error approach is all part of the discovery process, but why not make the daunting world of skincare and make-up that little bit easier for the next generation by imparting top product recommendations and sage beauty advice? As a guide, follow our tips below.

High school is the ideal time to set up a solid skincare regime. Cleansing is essential and a refreshing gel formula like Dolce & Gabbana Essential Cleansing Gel will ensure removal of daily grime and excess sebum. Follow up with a serum, but make sure you choose one specially designed for younger skin, such as Origins Original Skin; rather than overloading the complexion, this will target pores and help refine texture to add glow. It’s also important to let teens know that even oily skin needs hydration, and a light cream like Sisley Moisturiser with Cucumber should form part of their daily ritual. Finally, a concentrated treatment like Esteé Lauder Targeted Blemish Treatment is ideal for targeting spots directly.

While blemishes are the most common concern for teens, it’s worth reminding them that the habits they pick up during these years will be reflected on their skin in years to come. Applying a daily sunscreen should become second nature, and will give any teenager a head start on protection from UV damage that can cause lines and wrinkles. We have recommended Clarins UV Plus Day Screen Multi-Protection SPF50 and Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily Moisturizer SPF50 to our nearest and dearest.

When it comes to make-up for this age group, less is always more. A simple BB cream or tinted moisturiser should be enough to give a hint of colour and radiance to the complexion, and those worried about blemishes should dot a good concealer like Esteé Lauder Double Wear Stay-In Place High Coverage Concealer directly on the area of concern, rather than covering the face in a heavy-duty foundation.

For eyes, brown mascara is a gentler alternative to black that will add a little definition, length and volume to lashes. Teamed with a little cream blush like Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm and Dior Addict Lip Glow, this pretty look is subtle enough for daywear.

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